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In commemoration of this, the most recognized of all nerdy math holidays that I wish I could celebrate with more gusto…  I present to you, dessert for dinner.

Like I needed an excuse.  Yes, I had chocolate for dinner.  It was incredible.

Beforehand, I decided it was time for me to raise a litte more money for Relay for Life.  My last bake sale was too long ago.  I pulled out the confetti cupcake mix I was saving, and the buttercream and chocolate frostings.

The cake batter may have been the hardest challenge ever.  But for some reason, having a reason other than just… oh, my health… made it a lot easier to resist the super-sugary yum-yums.

Instead:

I didn’t lick one finger!  I didn’t love these grapes.  But they really did keep me from gnawing off my arm in lieu of caving for processed sugar.

It was a lot easier to resist the frostings.  I iced the cupcakes now, after a pilates class.  The fake sweet smell really turned me off to them.  Dare I say it, I feel like I’m on the right track.

Not that I’m giving up sugar forever.  I don’t think it’s bad by any means.  But it was definitely time for me to do something about the awful amount I was constantly ingesting.  I still can’t believe how often I would reach for a sweet snack.  Honestly, it was all the time.  I am very conscious of it this week.  🙂  Mindfulness.  So for as bad a week as I had last week, it’s good to think there’s still hope for me to find balance.  Hello, meditation practice fitting in everywhere!

Back to my pi celebration.  Since the spelling is a little creative, I decided that my “pi” could be a little creative, too.  I present to you: Chocolate-Top Oatmeal Pie.

“Crust” — microwaved for a few seconds to mix it all together —
1.5 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp cashew butter

“Filling” —
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
dash of vanilla
2 tbsp peanut butter powder

Topping —
a square of 100% Ghirardelli unsweetened chocolate

It. Was. Awesome.  Crazy, yes.  But just what I was hoping for.  Lots of real food, and a good way so far to make myself feel like less / no extra sugars is not the end of the world.

I guess for legitimacy’s sake, I’ll file this under breakfast.  I sort of feel guilty with it in any category.  But it really wasn’t junk food!  :-p

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